Haiti president-elect dismisses money laundering allegations
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president-elect says money laundering accusations that have swirled around him for months are a smear campaign by political enemies. Local News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:07:53 GMT Bus...

New report says obesity on the rise in the Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. Local News Thu,...

Pakistan hopes meeting with security company paves way for Windies tour
Jamaica Observer

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) — The Pakistan Cricket Board has not given up hope of West Indies touring here next March, and will be meeting with security company, Eastern Star International, to contest a security report...

Green outraged by murder of two children in Hanover
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister in the Ministry of Education Youth and Information Floyd Green, is expressing dismay and anger following the killing of two children in Williamsfield, Hanover last night. Local News...

Western Union to pay US$586M to settle US money laundering probe
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Global payments company Western Union will pay $586 million to settle a US criminal investigation that found it had a weak anti-money laundering program and looked the other way when...

Brathwaite committed to Windies duty despite T20 lure
Jamaica Observer

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitment to playing international cricket, despite the demand for his services in Twenty20 leagues across the globe. Local News Tue,...

Former Moravian head defends integrity
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Paul Gardner, who recently resigned as head of the Moravian church in Jamaica following a sex scandal surrounding the organisation, says he stepped aside from his leadership positions to allow...

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years behind bars for giving classified US documents to WikiLeaks. Local News Tue,...

Accommodation identified for wards at Clifton Boys’ Home
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has announced that a more suitable temporary location for wards of the State from the Clifton Boys’...

Wanted man sets house with family on fire in attempt to escape arrest
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A family of six was this morning rescued from a burning house which was set ablaze by a wanted man, who was one of the occupants.  Local News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:10:44 GMT Accommodation...

Football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges
Telegraph UK

Football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges ALL SECTIONS More Football coach Barry Bennell denies child abuse charges Former football coach Barry Bennell appeared via videolink at Chester Crown Court Credit:...

Cameron focused on keeping WICB relevant, profitable
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron has renewed his commitment to making the embattled regional body profitable, even as he announced a name-change of the organisation to...

Haitians protest arrest and extradition of Guy Philippe
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — More than 200 people staged a protest outside the  United States Embassy demanding the release of Guy Philippe, the former rebel turned politician who appeared in a United States...

Body of schoolgirl found in bushes in Trinidad
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police have recovered the body of a 16-year-old secondary school student a few hours after she left for school in Central Trinidad on Friday. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:37:58 GMT...

Gunmen strike, kill one and injure three in Trelawny
Jamaica Observer

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man is dead and three others injured after a group of armed men pounced on them at a shop in Maka Village, Race Course, Trelawny this morning. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:42:18 GMT Body of...

Police officer's son shot dead in Westmoreland
Jamaica Observer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a teenager, who is reportedly the son of a police officer, was shot dead by unknown assailants in his community of New Market, Westmoreland, yesterday. Local News...

Asset mapping to identify Clarendon’s resources completed — SDC
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Social Development Commission (SDC) has completed the asset mapping of communities in Clarendon in order to identify the resources of the parish. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:19:26 GMT...

China roast duck vendor dies of H7N9 bird flu
Jamaica Observer

BEIJING, China (AFP) — A roast duck vendor has died of bird flu in central China, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday, the latest human casualty of the disease this winter. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017...

US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A United States woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics, health officials said this week, raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous...

Man held with loaded gun in Linstead
Jamaica Observer

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man was arrested this morning after he was held with a loaded .38 pistol on Text Street in Linstead, St Catherine. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:13:25 GMT US woman dies of infection...

St Elizabeth police clarify claims made by former MP Richard Parchment
Jamaica Observer

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Superintendent of Police in charge of St Elizabeth, Lanford Salmon, in a statement issued yesterday, sought to clarify recent statements made by former Member of Parliament Richard Parchment...

Pedestrian dies after being hit by motor car
Jamaica Observer

CLARENDON, Jamaica — A woman has succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the York Town main road in Clarendon on Thursday. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:51:56 GMT St Elizabeth police...

ILO predicts increase unemployment in Caribbean in 2017
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The International Labour Organization (ILO) is predicting that unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean will rise to 8.4 per cent this year. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:04:03...

Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company. Local News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:11:39 GMT ILO predicts increase...

Haiti stay top, Suriname start the year strong
Antigua Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Haiti remained the region’s No.1 side, but recent opponents Suriname made the most waves in the latest Caribbean Football Union rankings. The Haitians led the way among the...

Haiti stays top, Suriname start the year strong
Kaieteur News

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC – Haiti remained the region’s No.1 side, but recent opponents Suriname made the most waves in the latest Caribbean Football Union rankings. The Haitians led the way among the region’s...

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